Death in Paradise (2011– )
Season
9
Episode
4

Pirates of the Murder Scene (30 Jan. 2020)

TV Episode   |  TV-PG   |    |  Comedy, Crime, Drama


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The team have to investigate the case of a man found dead in a boat. Inspector Mooney's daughter returns to the island to visit her father and he has to make an important decision regarding his future.


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Director:

Paulette Randall

Writers:

Robert Thorogood (created by), Will Fisher

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14 December 2020 | harrykivi
8
| A very enjoyable one!
The ninth season has been a very strong one so far with " La Murder Le Diable'" being a very cool entry and "A Murder in Portrait" , "Tour De Murder" being solid too. "Pirates of the Murder Scene" is the last episode with DI Mooney and in my opinion is the most emotional finale for our main sleuths so far. If Ben Miller and Kris Marshall got very abrupt endings for the characters, then Ardal O'Hanlon gets a very nice ending that actually gives Mooney a character arc.

So let's start with the good aspects, shall we?

. The production values are great as usual. The episode is well-directed and sounds wonderful. The acting's pretty good as well. Clare-Hope Ashitey fares the best of the guest stars and Ardal O'Hanlon is amazing in the emotional scenes.

. The murder mystery is very compelling with good character-work, clever twists and a emotionally cathartic ending.

But...

. The dialogue is not always top-notch and tends to get a bit too exposition- heavy at times. Also felt: Mooney was not himself for a good part of the episode. I'm not sure what was wrong with him, but something was just not right.

Overall, a very good entry.

8/10 HK

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Release Date:

30 January 2020

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK

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